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Izzy, Ippies Honor City Limits

City Limits' magazine coverage of the Harlem Children's Zone, synthetic turf in city parks and other topics garnered three journalism prizes this week.

Moses, Jacobs And You: The Battle For Gotham

A history of the philosophical battle between Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs, told by an author who, wisely, took it personally.

Gang Signs

Defusing youth violence isn't simple.

Waking the Dead

Lomex. Robert Moses. Westway. Jane Jacobs. What New York's planning past tells us about its future.

Development, Zoning Fights Fuel Push For NYC Roadmap

In the new issue of City Limits, a look at the growing calls for New York to take a more comprehensive—and inclusive—approach to planning its physical future.

Art Installation Measures World Oil Consumption In Skyscapers

When some New Yorkers look at the Empire State Building they see an emblem of the city we live in. But when New Yorker and artist Dan Tesene looks at the skyscraper, he sees petroleum.

Play Reflects Rage And Resilience In Katrina's Aftermath

The play, written by 16 women who survived Hurricane Katrina, is being performed Monday at the Apollo Theater in Harlem to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the storm.

From 'Fun City' To Crisis State: John Lindsay and Hugh Carey

Two new books explore the legacies of a former mayor whom history maligned and a governor whose role has been all but forgotten.

A Poster Child For Poverty In Harlem Speaks Back

John Yant and his family were featured in the 1969 Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit "Harlem on My Mind." Here he describes how it feels to become a representation of poverty.

Hip Hop For The Deaf And The Def'

Silent Mob isn’t the only deaf rap group out there. But as far as the group members know, they are the only group that performs American Sign Language hip hop.

El Museo del Barrio Exhibits '60s Guerilla Artist

Puerto Rican-American artist Rafael Ferrer staged guerilla art actions in New York City and Philadelphia during the 1960s and now sculpts and paints.

Hasidic Rapper Promotes Racial Harmony In Crown Heights

DeScribe is not the world's first or most famous Hassidic rapper, but he is looking to obtain a higher level of recognition for his positive sound.

Bronx Museum Revisits The Civil Rights Movement

Two exhibits at the Bronx Museum of the Arts explore the civil rights movement -- one though iconic and obscure documentary photos, the other through contemporary multi-media produced by artists born after the movement.

Behind The Scenes Of An Eviction

Most of the evictions that City Marshal Oren Varnai conducts aren't dangerous; they're simply "uncomfortable."

Bed-Stuy Sounds Off At Town Hall Meeting, Paterson Signs Bill

About 150 residents gathered Wednesday evening to vent their frustrations with the police, in the aftermath of the stop-and-frisk scandal that recently surfaced in their precinct. Gov. Paterson signed into law a bill that would prevent police from retaining some of the information collected during their stops.

Tough Love In The Big City

Kids in New York have often had a lot to fear. So how’d we end up afraid of them?

Pot Smoke, Dead Elevators & Killer Paint: Life in the Towers

River Park Towers is just one building, but a day spent with its residents revealed it has a world of problems, none of them simple.

Growing Grown-Ups In Harlem

In the quest for "What works?", one Manhattan youth organization is showing results by getting kids to care about larger struggles.

In This Recession Pain Has A Color

Times are tough for everyone. They are tougher for New York City's black men.

The Search for the Smoking Gun

The reasons for the race gap

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Beep Wants More Arts Ed - Estelle Cottingham

The Manhattan borough president wants the DOE to do a better job tracking arts education in the schools—and a better job supporting it.

Testing and Other Reforms Squeeze Schools Arts - Jarrett Murphy

A report by the city comptroller finds steep disparities in arts education throughout the DOE. A City Limits investigation last year reported that many aspects of education reform worked to squeeze out the arts.

WBAI Appeals for Union Support - Jarrett Murphy

The end might be near for the leftist radio station, says a veteran radio journalist who wants organized labor to step up to the plate.

Former City Limits Contributor Wins Presidential Honor - Jarrett Murphy

Camilo José Vergara, who wrote and photographed for us in the 80s and 90s, became the first photographer to win the National Humanities Medal.

Some Nabes Lag In Broadband Access - Jarrett Murphy

Three of New York's boroughs are among the eight least broadband-connected counties in New York State, according to data published Friday.

City Limits Partners With New Civic News Website, TV Show - City Limits

There's a new player in the New York civic news game: MetroFocus, a website run by WNET that will eventually evolve into a regular nighttime television broadcast.

How To Teach 9-11? - Jonathan Camhi

As the 10th anniversary of the tragedy approaches, a look at how one WTC widow has tried to teach children about the attacks.



The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking

Friday, November 21, 2014
:p - 9:30p

Peter Cincotti

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Halloween Open House

Saturday, October 25, 2014
12:00p - 3:00p



When Subway Dancers Get Busted, City's Culture is Bruised

By Gerard May

When Subway Dancers Get Busted, City's Culture is Bruised

What time is it? Showtime or "No" time? A visitor to New York wonders why the city is cracking down on one of the things that makes it unique.



Photo Slideshow: Tackling Poverty Brooklyn

Held on Wednesday October 3rd at Galapagos Art Space in downtown Brooklyn, the inaugural series in our Tackling Poverty Conversation & Networking Series brought advocates, researchers, elected officials and ordinary citizens together to discuss strategies for improving New York City's education outcomes.

NYC Study of Waste-to-Energy Technology

A 2006 study looking deeper into potential WTE options for New York City, and into whether a demonstration project was advisable.